Distribution

Yentl

Dir: Barbra Streisand

UK / USA

1983

133 mins

PG

Play Dates

  • Show All
  • London
  • Midlands
  • North

BFI Southbank

16/10/2019

- 26/11/2019

Lambeth,

London

Broadway Cinema

26/11/2019

- 26/11/2019

Nottingham

Errol Flynn Filmhouse

13/11/2019

- 13/11/2019

Northampton

HOME

19/01/2020

- 22/01/2020

Manchester

JW3

26/12/2019

- 26/12/2019

Camden,

London

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

08/12/2019

- 08/12/2019

Maidenhead

Pontio

27/11/2019

- 27/11/2019

Bangor

Storyhouse

17/11/2019

- 17/11/2019

Chester

The Venue

20/10/2019

- 20/09/2019

Lincoln

Tyneside Cinema

19/11/2019

- 19/11/2019

Newcastle upon Tyne

BFI Southbank

16/10/2019

- 26/11/2019

Lambeth,

London

JW3

26/12/2019

- 26/12/2019

Camden,

London

Broadway Cinema

26/11/2019

- 26/11/2019

Nottingham

Errol Flynn Filmhouse

13/11/2019

- 13/11/2019

Northampton

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

08/12/2019

- 08/12/2019

Maidenhead

Pontio

27/11/2019

- 27/11/2019

Bangor

Storyhouse

17/11/2019

- 17/11/2019

Chester

The Venue

20/10/2019

- 20/09/2019

Lincoln

HOME

19/01/2020

- 22/01/2020

Manchester

Tyneside Cinema

19/11/2019

- 19/11/2019

Newcastle upon Tyne

Cast:

Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving

“Nothing mattered to me except getting this movie made.” – Barbra Streisand

As much as musicals put women at the forefront, it’s rare to see one directed by a woman, but Barbra Streisand’s Yentl is a key exception. Directed, co-written and co-produced by its lead star, Yentl also earned Streisand the honour of becoming the first – and so far only – woman to receive a Golden Globe for directing.

Based on Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer’s play of the same name (itself based on Singer’s short story), Yentl sees Streisand portraying a young woman living in an Ashkenazi shtetl named Pechev in Poland in 1904. Desperate to receive an education in Talmudic Law before her father dies, she decides to dress and live like a man and enters a religious school in Bychawa, falling for a fellow student (Mandy Patinkin) along the way.

Even though Streisand was at the height of her fame when making Yentl, she had to fight for a decade to make it a reality. The result is a heartfelt, passionate, funny, kitschy and exceptionally charming film with an Academy Award winning score and songs by frequent Jacques Demy collaborator Michel Legrand, who sadly passed away in January 2019.

Play Dates

Booking Information

Telephone:
0207 636 7120

Email:
programming@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk

Available Formats

DCP only (DVD available via Filmbankmedia)

Distributor

Park Circus

Terms

30% / £80 MG + print transport

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